Some people were pretty ticked off last week when the news broke that everyone would need to upgrade to the latest version of Kodi 17.1 Krypton. It has been a major nuissance for people who own Android boxes that are either old or cheap and don’t have access to the Android 5.0 firmware needed to run newer versions of Kodi. FTMC is a solution to be used only in the worst case scenario that your Android device isn’t Android 5.0 compatible and you really can’t afford to upgrade to a new device. If you can afford it, we really recommend upgrading to a new Android TV box.
FTMC is a fork of Kodi 16.1 Jarvis that has taken parts of both Kodi 17 Krypton and SPMC. They’ve upgraded the parts of Kodi 16 Jarvis that weren’t compatible with the newer HTTPS protocols, thus resulting in a version of Kodi 16.1 Jarvis that is still operational for the time being. Obviously at some point a device upgrade still will be necessary, but tell that to the people still using Apple TV 2 devices from 2012. This will at least continue to allow you to get a bit more life out of that Android box you bought.
Please note that we do not by any means recommend installing FTMC, this is really a solution only meant to be used in the worst case scenario! If you want to check out list of the best Android TV boxes, there are some very cost effective options.
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Special thanks goes out to superceleron for this fix. Before we go, we’re going to once again say it, this isn’t a proper solution, technology improves and older versions of Kodi won’t be able to keep up for much longer. It works for now but that’s really only for now.